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  1. Andy

    France La chapelle dans la forêt (visited 05/2018)

    This old chapel in the middle of the forest was the first stop during my last trip to France on the penultimate weekend. Only a small and overgrown path leads to it. If you don't know the location, you'll hardly find it; even from the winding country road below the chapel, it's barely visible...
  2. Andy

    France La maison du renard mort (visited 05/2018)

    It was a very long trip on this day - 23.5 hours on the road, 1480 km driven... But it was worth it. :) In the afternoon we reached our third place, this old house on the outskirts of a small village. From the outside it was already pretty overgrown. Nevertheless, access wasn't difficult...
  3. Himeiji

    France Paris metro - new tunnel - January 2018

    In early 2018 we visited one of the new tunnels of Paris metro which for the moment (May 2018) is still under construction. Recently I was told that this place is no longer accessible due to active works that doesn't stop even at night, so I will publish some pictures. Btw, we managed to get in...
  4. B

    France Powerplant - France (2012)

    A former powerplant that ran on gas from blast furnaces, now being demolished. ----
  5. B

    France oil refinery - 2012

    An oil refinery being decommissioned... I went there with my bicycle, managed to get it past the first fence which was nice xD I hope i didn't put too many photos... D90 with sigma 17-70 cheers
  6. teddybear

    France Trou de tess, France - 2018

    Was  reminded that I didn't posted anything yet so, here's a post of a recent visit to this mine. This one is not the safest one :-) . Some parts are  already collapsed. There are several levels but the lower did we skip. Heard that the air quality is not the best there and we didn't bring the...
  7. cgeff

    France Rusty Mine

    Hi All, Some pictures of a mine. A spot quite dangerous but a great place ! Hope you will like these pictures
  8. cgeff

    France Bureau Central

    Hi all, Some pictures from "Bureau Central" Hope that you will like these ones  
  9. Andy

    France Petit Ouvrage de Hobling (visited 10/2017)

    Ouvrage Hobling is a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. Hobling was approved for construction by CORF (Commission d'Organisation des Régions Fortifiées), the Maginot Line's design and construction agency, in 1931 and became operational by 1935, at a cost of 14 million francs. The...
  10. Sectionate

    France Group Fortification Verdun, 2017

    Visited recently on my first foray over to the European side of life (can't believe it has taken so long). It was excellent / cold in the snow! History: On May 9, 1899, Kaiser Wilhelm II laid the first stone of Fort St. Blaise. Group Fortification Verdun group is built on top of two hills, it...
  11. Andy

    France Puits Saint Fontaine, France (visited 10/2017)

    The colliery Saint Fontaine was opened in 1908. For the extraction of hard coal, they dug to a depth of 1037 meters. In the 1960s, up to two million tons of hard coal were mined. In 1972 the colliery was closed for the first time, but in 1976 the operation was resumed. In 1986, the final...
  12. The_Raw

    France Gros Ouvrage Mont Des Welches, France - October 2017

    Another visit from October with @Andy, @[email protected]_ironing. From seeing Andy's report I missed quite a few bits but you can't see everything unless you spend the whole day down there. Another epic bit of WW2 history and there's lots more out there.    Ouvrage Mont des Welches, a gros...
  13. Ghost-Scooter

    France Château Lumière - 05/2017

    In May I went to Lake Constance for a Vespa Corso. As the wheather forecast was promising I decided to take the chance for a ride through Baden-Württemberg. Feeling hungry once I realised to be close to the French border. Et voila.. Château Lumière. No more words neccessary about Château...
  14. The_Raw

    France Leopold Fortress, France - October 2017

    This fortress was constructed by the Germans from 1907-1914. It served German soldiers during the First World War but saw little action. Then it was occupied by the French between 1919 & 1940, where it was incorporated into the maginot line for WWII. After the departure of French troops in...
  15. Andy

    France Le Bureau Central de Wendel (visited 10/2017)

    The well-known 18th century building was once the central administration of a nearby steelworks. Visited with @The_Raw , @extreme_ironing & @Maniac.   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17...
  16. Andy

    France Fortified Group Jeanne d'Arc (visited 10/2017)

    Fort Jeanne d'Arc, also called Fortified Group Jeanne d'Arc, is a fortification located to the west of Metz in the Moselle department of France. It was built by Germany to the west of the town of Rozérieulles in the early 20th century as part of the third and final group of Metz fortifications...
  17. Andy

    France Gros Ouvrage Mont des Welches (visited 10/2017)

    Ouvrage Mont des Welches, a gros ouvrage of the Maginot Line fortifications, is part of the Fortified Sector of Boulay. It comprises two entrance blocks, one infantry block, one artillery block, one observation block and two combination blocks. It is located between petit ouvrage Coucou and gros...
  18. Andy

    Small Chapel (visited 10/2017)

    Just a small chapel on the roadside. I don't know anything about the history.   Visited with @The_Raw.     1   2   3   4   5   6  
  19. prettypeculiar

    France Forge Lunaire February 2017

    This location is the one where you quickly hear the stories about: impossible, the mount everest of the urbex, don't even try ... But sometmes this steel giant likes some company over too and there were rumours of a slight chance to get in. The date was set already and actually something else...
  20. The_Raw

    France U-Verlagerung W, France - October 2017

    The first stop on a recent trip to France and Luxembourg with @Andy. A former limestone mine in France, later used during WW2 for the production of oxygen. Quite a small  mine and mostly flooded but there were some nice photos to be had.                    Thanks for...
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